Instagram was initially launched as a photo-sharing app and the majority of its users still use it in that form. Instagram can also be accessed using its website. For a long time, Instagram’s website offered a very limited set of features. There was nothing much you could do other than browse your feed. Over a period of time, Instagram slowly rolled out more features for its websites, including the ability to upload videos and view stories. In its present form, the Instagram website offers a decent experience but still lacks a few functions. In this article, we show you how to upload an Instagram Reel using a PC or Mac.
Upload a Reel to Instagram using the web browser
Step 1: Go to www.instagram.com and log in to your Instagram profile.
Step 2: Click on the Create button on the side menu.
Step 3: Upload the Reel from your computer. Make sure the Reel is edited as Instagram’s website does not let you edit it any further.
Step 4: Crop the video to an aspect ratio of 9:16 by clicking on the icon at the bottom left corner of the panel. Click on ‘Next.’
Step 5: Select a Cover photo for your Reel. You can pick a thumbnail from the video itself or upload a picture from your computer. Trim the Reel and hit Next.
Step 6: Write a caption for your Reel. You can also choose to turn off comments and hide the like counter. Once you’re done, select ‘Share.’
Your Reel will be published on your Instagram profile.
Use a third-party tool
There are several third-party tools and software you can use to upload a Reel on Instagram from your PC or Mac. Clients like Sked Social, Gramblr, and Ramme help you manage your Instagram account and offer advanced features like post-scheduling, insights, and more. Some clients also allow you to edit your Reel before you upload it on Instagram. Make sure the third-party client is trusted and well-reviewed before using it to log in to Instagram. For enhanced safety, turn on the two-factor authorisation for your Instagram account.
This is how you can upload an Instagram Reel using a PC or Mac. While Instagram’s website is much better than before, it still lacks some important features like letting users upload a Story. If you find the methods mentioned above helpful, let us know in the comments. For a full guide on how to use the recently launched Instagram Avatar, read our article here.